Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Lee, Elizabeth (Liza), 1963 - , Interviewee, Female, Former Leicester Oral History Archive project assistant
Speaker: McGrath, JM, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes early life as child of father in RAF, living in Aden, Singapore, only mixing with RAF people. Recalls moving to Oakham, Rutland, age 8, meeting non-RAF people, going to school, rivalry with Oakham's other school, sports. Remembers starting to drink in pubs, wanting to leave Oakham, lack of sex education, parent's attitude to her, rows with parents, parties, having more freedom in sixth form, getting job in local supermarket. Talks about getting degree in fine art, working in the arts, lack of interest for arts in Leicester, wanting to offer encouragment to people, period of unemployment. Describes progress from art courses in Leicester, Sunderland, to short period living in London; mentions challenges faced in Leicester, difficulties of living in London, reasons for returning to Leicester from London.
Place of birth: Ballybunion, Ireland
Education: Oakham, Rutland
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Royal Air Force
Location: County: Leicestershire, Rutland
Location: Town/Place: Leicester, Oakham
Periods Covered: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Recording Date: 21/5/1987
Playing time: 1hr 36 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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